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PATA Board Extends Contract
for CEO Mario Hardy

Oct 9, 2017 - The Pacific Asia Travel Association has opted to extend CEO Mario Hardy’s contract for another three-year term. In a message to the PATA board, PATA chairperson Sarah Matthews said, “I am delighted to share with you the excellent news that we have concluded our discussions with Dr. Mario Hardy regarding the extension of his employment contract with PATA and he will therefore continue as our Chief Executive Officer for a further period of three years, effective January 1, 2018.”


PATA EVENTS IN 2017

APRIL 1-4, 2017
PATA ADVENTURE TOURISM CONFERENCE AND MART
Luoyang, China
While adventure tourism has previously been seen as a small niche of the tourism market, the market is now valued at US$263 billion, growing by an estimated 65 percent between 2009 and 2012. The PATA Adventure Tourism Conference and Mart in conjunction with Luoyang, China International Adventure Tourism and Equipment Expo comprises a one-day Conference and a one-day Mart, bringing together industry professionals keen to grow their knowledge, brand and business in adventure travel.

MAY 18-21, 2017
PATA ANNUAL SUMMIT
Negombo, Sri Lanka
The PATA Annual Summit brings together international thought leaders, industry shapers, and senior decision-makers who are professionally engaged with the Asia Pacific region. The Summit embraces a global tourism forum for enhancing the sustainable growth, value and quality of tourism and the programme also includes the Association’s Annual General Meeting.

SEPT. 13-15, 2017
PATA TRAVELMART
Macao SAR
Attracting over 1,000 delegates from more than 60 countries, PATA Travel Mart is Asia Pacific’s premier travel trade show featuring unparalleled opportunities to help travel and tourism organisations access decision makers, meet new clients, expand their networks and build existing relationships. PTM2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Mart.

NOV. 15-17, 2017
PATA NEW TOURISM FRONTIERS FORUM
Palau
Tourism is one of the most powerful tools for economic growth and social development. Aligning with the advocacy theme of tourism dispersal, the PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum gathers the top minds in destination travel for inspiring and insightful discussions on marketing and managing tourism growth to lesser-known destinations.

 

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